By ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg is determined to prove its historic 2021 SANFLW premiership is not a ”one-year thing” as it prepares its title defence in 2022.
After claiming the club’s inaugural SANFLW flag in its centenary year, the Tigers are priming themselves for sustained success under premiership coach Jason Fairall.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Fairall said the Bays had come back hungry for repeat success after sinking their teeth into a six-week skills block before resuming pre-season training.
The skills focus assisted recruits such as Georgie Bradley (sister of Andrew Bradley) and Demi McCarthy (sister of Brad McCarthy) in their transition from netball while Violet Patterson, the daugther of Norwood and Collingwood rover Stephen Patterson has been impressive on the track.
Glenelg has secured a handful of players from rival SANFLW clubs in search of greater opportunity, including North Adelaide pair Andie Zbierski and Kendall Howell and South Adelaide duo Madison Bennett and Alana Baker.
Retirees Emily Woods and Tess Morcom have stayed on at Brighton Road in coaching capacities while Ellen Fauser has also hung up the boots.
Premiership captain Ellie Kellock has been locked in as skipper for 2022, to be supported by vice-captain Chelsea Packer, deputy vice-captain Sam Franson and leadership group members Jess Bates, Sheridan Howell, Meara Girvan and Casie Coombe.
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